Patti Smith has lead a more interesting life and accomplished more than many of us can hope for, so much so that it requires numerous memoirs to fully document. Her 2010 critically acclaimed and National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, detailed her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe and she tells Billboard that a music-based follow-up is on the way.
“I don’t have a big rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, a sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll story to tell. I think I have maybe a better story. Through rock ‘n’ roll I traveled the world, worked with my late brother and, best of all, that’s how I met [MC5 guitarist and late husband] Fred [Smith]. It changed my life in many unexpected ways, so I have my story to tell.”
Smith is currently touring in promotion of her new album Banga and in March she’ll open for Morrissey in Los Angeles.